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Dixon/Solano RCD
Water Quality Coalition

Click on the links (buttons) below to direct you to online events either live or recorded. Not all of the events are hosted by the Dixon/Solano RCD Water Quality Coalition so some links will take you away from our Irrigated Lands webpage.  

Members are required to keep track of the education events that they "attend." For your convenience, we created a member education log you can download or print to record the education activities you attend. Do not send this log to the Coalition.  Click here for the education log

To read the member requirements on education from the "Order", click here. 

Dixon/Solano RCD

Water Quality Coalition 

All-Member's Annual Meeting 2022 

Meeting took place: October 27, 2022

Video duration: Approx. 60 minutes

Watching the video counts towards members' annual education requirements. 

*INMP CEUs were given only on the day of the event

LATINO FARMER CONFERENCE-Hosted by NCAT and USDA

When: November 1-2, 2023

Where: Stockton, CA 

For Spanish, click here

Cover Crop and Soil Health Website Resources

North Coast Soil Hub - A soil health website coordinated by the North Coast RCDs 

California Cover Crops Resource - A cover crop website sponsored by UCANR-University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources-Includes:

And much more!

Western Cover Crop Council - A Cover crop website coordinated by experts in AZ, CA and NV.  Sarah Light from Yuba-Sutter UCCE is part of the committee. 

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Groundwater Workshop

When: Took place on January 24, 2023

Hear about the latest in groundwater related topics such as groundwater quality, SGMA update, groundwater recharge, nitrogen and irrigation management, well decommissioning, wellhead protection, and conservation/ financial programs available to growers. 

An overview of the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP)

and the Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition (SVWQC).

 

Dixon/Solano RCD Water Quality Coalition is one of 12

sub-watersheds that make up the SVWQC.

(Duration of videos are 16-18 minutes.)

CDFA-California Department of Food and Agriculture

For CEUs - continuing education units - for growers who have completed the INMP self-certification program and want to maintain their certification, click on the button below to visit the CDFA website to find a course. 

All of the courses on their website qualify and meet the education requirement for the Irrigated Lands Program, as well. 

Their courses are open to anyone. You do not have to be INMP self-certified to take one of the courses.  The post-quiz is only required if you want CEUs. 

Regenerative Agriculture
Full Belly Farm in Capay Valley-No till farming
Sponsor: 
Chico State
Owner, Paul Muller talks about his CIG-Conservation Innovation Grant project. https://www.csuchico.edu/regenerativeagriculture/demos/paul-muller.shtml

Sacramento Valley Orchard Source
Events, blogs, articles, ET reports, pest reports and more!

Sponsor: UCNAR

Resource for orchard growers in the Sac Valley 

 Some of the topics for the self-study courses and live webinars* are:

  • Irrigation Management

  • Nitrogen Management

  • Crop Nutrients

  • Soil Health

  • Crop ET Tutorials

  • Plants Stress

  • Tree Health

*Registration may be required for the live webinars

(CURES was the previous administrator of this program.)

On-Farm Recharge Webinar: Pecans & Other Nuts

Sponsor: UCCE, UC Davis and others

CURES: Coalition for Urban Rural Environmental Stewardship

Best Management Practices (BMP) Videos

  • Interference Perimeter Spraying

  • Orchard Spray Drift

  • Buffer Zones

  • Vegetated Waterways

  • Irrigation Tailwater Return

  • PAM

Soil Health Connection

University of California Cooperative Extension and the Colusa County Resource Conservation District announce the launch of the Soil Health Connection, an informative outreach YouTube channel. The channel hosts virtual discussions and interviews with leading soil science researchers and farmers with the intention of shedding light on the importance of soil health in California’s agricultural systems.

HOSTED BY: Liz Harper, Colusa County RCD executive director and Sarah Light, UCCE agronomy advisor 

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